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Papa Papa (Harper Growing Tree)

By Jean Marzollo (Author), Laura Regan (Illustrator) & Jean Marzollo (Illustrator)
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Item description for Papa Papa (Harper Growing Tree) by Jean Marzollo & Laura Regan...

The follow-up to Mama Mama celebrates the special bond between fathers and their babies, capturing significant moments between baby and father monkeys, penguins, wolves, and other animals.

Publishers Description
Papa Papa

Your baby is nourished by the special bond of a father's love

Tips for reading and sharing:

As you read, point to and name each animal

Hold your baby close while you read

Awards and Recognitions
Papa Papa (Harper Growing Tree) by Jean Marzollo & Laura Regan has received the following awards and recognitions -

  • Texas 2x2 Reading List - 2001 Recommended - Children's category

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperFestival
Pages   15
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 7"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Sep 19, 2000
Publisher   HarperFestival
Age  4-4
ISBN  0694012467  
ISBN13  9780694012466  
UPC  046594005953  

Availability  0 units.

More About Jean Marzollo & Laura Regan

Jean Marzollo Jean Marzollo has written over 100 books, including the award-winning I SPY series for children, written completely in rhythm and rhyme. She says, "Rhythm and rhyme are like music without the tune; they lure and excite the ear. Children love rhythm and rhyme, and so do I. Do you know that I SPY actually has the same rhythm as Old Mother Hubbard Went to the Cupboard - and also rap?"

Jean Marzollo was born and raised in Manchester, CT. She loved reading books and sewing her own clothes as she grew up. She is a graduate of Manchester High School (1960), the University of Connecticut (1964), and the Harvard Graduate School of Education (1965).

She was a high school English teacher in Arlington, MA (1965-66) and the assistant director of Harvard's Project Upward Bound (1967). In New York City, she worked on early childhood research projects for General Learning Corp. (1967-69) and was the Director of Publications for the National Commission on Resources for Youth (1970-71). For 20 years from 1972-1992, she was editor of Scholastic's Let's Find Out Magazine, working closely with the talented art director Carol Devine Carson. She has written books, such as The New Kindergarten, for teachers and parents, as well as articles for Parents Magazine, Redbook, and other parenting magazines.

Jean Marzollo is best known for her award-winning, best-selling I SPY series with the fantastic photographic illustrator Walter Wick. Among her other favorite children's books are: Pierre the Penguin, The Little Plant Doctor, Help Me Learn Addition, Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20, Soccer Sam, Mama Mama/Papa Papa; Close Your Eyes; Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King; and the Shanna Show books. After more than 20 years of writing children's books, she began to illustrate them, too. She has retold and illustrated five Bible stories and three Greek myths, as well as writing and illustrating two counting books for preschoolers: Ten Little Eggs and Ten Little Christmas Presents.

Jean Marzollo is also the author/illustrator of online interactive books for children, Monsters for Sale and Castle Crash featuring Teddy Bear and Greenie the Troll. Her website ( has many free stories, songs, and games for children to play on computers, SMART boards, and various handheld devices. She says,

"I love all aspects of creating books and ebooks for kids: writing, editing, working with illustrators or illustrating myself. I am always interested in testing my work with children ages 4-8 in classrooms to see if they 'get it.' If they don't, I fix it. Children are great editors. They teach me what works best for them and what doesn't."

Jean Marzollo is married to Claudio Marzollo, a retired sculptor who has co-authored the ebooks, as well as some of her children's science fiction and fantasy books. Their two grown sons, Dan Marzollo and Dave Marzollo, ghostwrite many of the I SPY books. They have also co-authored some of her sports books for kids. She resides in Upstate New York.

Jean Marzollo currently resides in Cold Spring, in the state of New York.

Jean Marzollo has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Hello Science Reader!
  2. I Spy
  3. I Spy (Board Books)
  4. I Spy (Prebound)
  5. I Spy (Scholastic Hardcover)
  6. I Spy (Scholastic Paperback)
  7. Scholastic Bookshelf
  8. Scholastic Reader Collection
  9. Scholastic Reader I Spy: Level 1
  10. Scholastic Reader: Level 1

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General > Fiction
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > Parents > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

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Reviews - What do customers think about Papa Papa (Harper Growing Tree)?

Great Dad or Grandpa Book  Jan 28, 2007
I bought this together with Mama Mama and I found it to be a great book for daddy to read to our son and as he got older to learn about animals in nature where the daddies help care for the babies--just like with humans (wink (o;) He especially loved the wolf--howling at the moon together with daddy. It also worked out that my father in law was "Papa" not grandpa so this could very well be a nice gift for a new daddy or grandpa. Very tender and excellent illustrations of the animals in good board book format for those rough toddler years.
My 1 year old loves it!  Oct 31, 2003
This book delights my 1 year old son. You can read this book in about 3 minutes. We just keep reading it over and over again-he loves the repitition. Each time we read it, I add something to it--like counting how many animals are on the page, or making that animal's sounds, etc. There is one page that has a Papa monkey and the baby, and for some reason every time we get to it, the picture makes my son laugh. I know the words by heart now, and if at any point I just say, "Papa Papa", he will stop whatever he is doing and look at me. It makes him happy, and that makes me happy. So I recommend this book. I just ordered "Mama Mama" hoping it will be as good as this one.
Not Quite as Good as Mama, Mama!  Jul 22, 2003
But a great addition to it, nonetheless. The pictures were awesome, but the rhymes were pretty forced. My kids always pick the pair (Mama, Mama and Papa, Papa)together!
Beautiful!  Feb 17, 2003
This book is just so cute. It's an affirmation that a child and his or her papa can make over and over again attesting to the warmth, love and protection that only a father can give to his child. Goes very well with it's partner book, Mama, Mama. The refs to Attachment Parenting are obvious and I highly recommend this book to anyone who parents by instinct.
Perfect for Papa-to-baby snuggling...  Apr 23, 2002
This book embraces the caring and lasting bond between father and child (just as Marzollo's "Mama Mama" does for mother and child.) I would definatley recommend this book and highly recommend getting it's companion, "Mama Mama." They are an amazing duo that will instill in your child the cherished relationship between parents and children.

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